Take a Hike: 10 of the Best Trails in the Pittsburgh Area



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BEST URBAN EXCURSION
Three Rivers Heritage Trail
ALLEGHENY COUNTY


photo by laura petrilla

There’s no better way to savor a slice of Pittsburgh than by experiencing it via multiple neighborhoods. Park your car for free at the South Shore Riverfront Park and make your way down East Carson Street before crossing the Smithfield Street Bridge to Downtown. Loop around the Point and continue toward the 10th Street Water Feature at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. There, the walkway descends nearly 20 feet from street level and meanders through a series of fountain pools. The Rachel Carson Bridge will take you to the North Shore, where art enthusiasts can continue their inspired trek as they enjoy the public art plazas, including Ned Smyth’s Piazza Lavoro in the recently restored Allegheny Landing. Listen for the crack of a bat at PNC Park. Rent a kayak from Venture Outdoors under the Sixth Street Bridge. Catch glimpses of our strong industrial heritage from the Millvale section while keeping an eye out for rowers gliding across the Allegheny River. You’ll see Bloomfield rising on the hill above Lawrenceville and sweeping views of the Downtown skyline. Choose your own adventure by cherry-picking your route or following the trail in its entirety through Chateau, the Strip District, Panther Hollow, Hazelwood, Duquesne Heights and Baldwin Borough. Maps are available online.

Trailhead
South Shore Riverfront Park, South Side

Level of Difficulty
Easy to Moderate

Dog-Friendly?
Yes

Kid-Friendly?
Yes

Mileage
24 miles

Don’t miss
An amazing vantage point to capture a sun rising or setting over the Golden Triangle can be seen between Heinz Field and PNC Park on the North Shore section of the trail.
Learn more: traillink.com/trail/three-rivers-heritage-trail.aspx
 

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